Gingerbread houses in all shapes and sizes!

Gingerbread houses in all shapes and sizes took over Old Town Bandon this weekend as community members put on their bakers hat's to raise money for a great cause.

The McNair Building was lined to the brim with hand-made gingerbread houses.

From log cabins to a Jack in the Box, to a decadent gingerbread mansion, and even a Grinch themed house, many people came by to admire this holiday tradition.

Eight year old Josiah Housego won the "board award" for his gingerbread village, and used only the best Christmas candy.

"I used Nerds, pumpkins, gingerbread men, frosting, houses... like little crackers, and Tootsie Rolls and little stars," says Housego.

The five dollar entry fee for each house went to benefit the Kids News newspaper, a local project that publishes the works of children on the South Coast, and is sent out to 300 kids, twice a month.

Tammy Housego started the paper eight years ago so her kids would have something to read when they went to coffee shops together. Today, Housego is on the lookout for local talent.

"We're always looking for writers for our kids newspaper," says Housego, "so if you have a child who loves to write, draw pictures... the front cover changes every month, we would love to have you send your writing to us."

If you are interested in sponsoring Kids News or if you'd like to submit some of your children's work, email